Mass of Christian Burial for Dora Slaybaugh, 85 year old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly at her home outside Buffalo, will be celebrated Friday January 21st at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil service will be held and the Rosary recited on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the mass. Donations may be made in Dora’s memory to the Buffalo Senior Center or the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Dora May Slaybaugh was born on August 2, 1925 in Buffalo the second of three children born to James and Anna Mary (Shambaugh) Saul. Her mother passed away when she was only six leaving her to help care for her brothers. She moved to live with her aunt and uncle, Albert and Nettie Shambaugh and cousins while attending schools in Buffalo. During her school years, Dora spent time in Chicago where she was a nanny for Frank and Fred Rosenthal. She graduated from high school in Chicago and moved back to Buffalo where she met and married Martin (Sonny) Pelloux. They ranched together east of Buffalo for many years. Mr. Pelloux passed away suddenly in April of 1970 and shortly thereafter their son, James tragically died in an auto accident. Dora then worked in the kitchen at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, becoming a registered Dietician. Dora was married in 1972 to Victor Slaybaugh and they continued to live in Buffalo. In their later years Vic and Dora tended Tie Hack Campground where they met and became friends with many visitors from all over the United States. Vic passed away in July of 1993 and Dora continued living on the family ranch until the time of her death.
Dora was an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter, distinguishing herself by being the only female in the State of Wyoming to shoot two bison. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and the St. John’s Auxiliary, 49er’s Dance Club, Senior Center Advisory Board, and was very active with the Senior Center where she loved playing pool with her many friends.
She is survived by one son Ray Pelloux of Buffalo; three daughters Joyce Gammon and her husband John of Buffalo, Mary Fech and her husband James of Cody, Wyoming and Connie Shepovalof and her husband Darrell of Billings, Montana; one brother John Saul of Farmington, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother James and her son, James Pelloux.